MALDI-ID to take part in first WA agriculture accelerator program – HARVEST agtech accelerator program

20/03/2018

We are proud to announce that MALDI-ID has been selected to be one of only nine young agricultural companies to be taking part in Western Australias first agricultural accelerator program -HARVEST agtech accelerator.

The official start of the program was fascilitated by the Hon Allanah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food who is a strong supporter of our local agricultural industry.

From more than 45 applicants, we are the youngest company to have made it into the program which aims to provide feedback from industry experts and provide guidance and support to link to local businesses and open to global markets.

Harvest is a structured accelerator program that will provide participants with frameworks and coaching to cultivate high potential ventures into high yielding SMEs, and help develop an export mindset and skillset.

Through regional innovation workshops and a high growth focused AgTech Accelerator, Harvest will build opportunities for WA’s AgTech sector at local, national and global levels.

For more information on the HARVEST program visit the website

MALDI-ID wins 2018 Science and Innovation Award from the Australian Government

20/03/2018

MALDI-ID has won a 2018 Science and Innovation Award from the Australian Government.

The grant worth $22,000 was sponsored by the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and will help to expand our root nodule identification tool RHIZO-ID to include grain legumes. This will allow for quick and accurate feedback to producers regarding the type of rhizobia in the legume root nodules.

During the official ceremony, Dr De Meyer had the hopuor of personally receiving the award from Daryl Quinlivan, secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Water resources in Canberra on March the 6th 2018.

In the picture from left to right: Robyn Cleland, Daryl Quinlivan, Dr De Meyer, Bondwen Maclean, Richard Heath